Velo, Rapido | This is about a few different things.
I’m fantasizing right now about how to hook a handful of disparate projects together with exactly one login file. Recycle-A-Bicycle is hosted on Mayfirst/People Link, which uses a cool system called Red to manage most hosting account related fun. They’re generating system users with Red, so shell accounts, email, and account management share one password per user. So far so good, but we’re using MediaWiki to manage a lot of internal documents (protocols, task lists) and we’ve built our website in Drupal, withCiviCRM to manage contact information. We’ve also got a staff calendar set up using Calcium, which is great but non-free. I may migrate us away from Calcium, but in the grand scheme of proprietary software companies, you could do worse than these very nice Alaskans.
What I really, really want, is for everyone to be able to use exactly one password to access their email, the website, the calendar and the wiki. I think that users choosing their own passwords is key to good security because otherwise you have people writing things down and otherwise defeating your thoughtful protocols, but I can already see that folks are anxious about all the different logins in place and I’m pretty sure there is a way to hook all these things together in one fell swoop. I just don’t know what it is. LDAP? OpenID?
Since a friend just asked me about hooking PHPbb logins to Drupal, I know I’m not the only one trying to figure this out.
Don’t suppose you know?